Did Oba Akiolu’s threat work for Ambode? Yes and No!


Pa Ikechukwu Okonkwo, a septuagenarian, and his family stayed back in their three-bedroom apartment in Festac Town, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos, to monitor reports from his large screen television while the April 11 gubernatorial election lasted. The post Did Oba Akiolu’s threat work for Ambode?

Kontagora House: Buhari reads riot act to arsonists

The President-elect, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has expressed concern over the frequent burning of government buildings and religious houses, but warned that such effrontery under any guise should seize forthwith or else, perpetrators will be severely dealt with.

Boy, 14, kills 18-year-old during argument

A 14-year-old boy in Bauchi State is cooling off in Police custody after stabbing an 18-year- old girl to death on the neck with a scissors. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, in a statement made available to the Saturday PUNCH on Friday in Bauchi, the

N5m, 20 shops destroyed in Benue market fire

Five million naira, cash and 120 shops were on Thursday night destroyed by fire that gutted Otukpo Local Government Main Market in Benue State. Saturday PUNCH gathered that the fire, which started about 6.

Abia politicians, election observers clash in Lagos

Some politicians believed to be supporters of the Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party and members of the civil society groups/2015 election observers clashed in Lagos on Friday following claim and counter-claim that the April 11 governorship poll in the state was fraudulent. The observers, who had called

Travails of 11-year-old left to die on street by father

For the last two years, 11-year-old Promise Christian has been living on the streets of Ipaja-Ayobo, Lagos. Roadsides, front of shops and street corners, all served as young Promise’s bed as he scrounged for survival, begged for food, living on the mercy and magnanimity of residents of the area.

He drank poison over N1m loan – Accused widow of pharmacist

There is nothing to describe what Busayo Olafare is going through at the moment as she languishes in the custody of the Department of Criminal Investigation of the Lagos State Police Command, one week after the suspected suicide of her pharmacist husband, Paul. Paul was found dead in their Oworonsoki,

We’ll tell Buhari the truth, what others may not tell him – Bukar, Senator-elect


The quest to know more about the person of Nigeria’s president-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari, retired, prompted the need to search for someone in Daura, home country of Buhari in Katsina State. Luckily, the name of the Senator-elect, Engr. Mustapha Bukar representing Katsina North popped up.

Communities where residents use same river for cooking, drinking, bathing and defecating

Barely 10 metres from where the children were defecating in the waters on that warm Tuesday evening, some middle-aged women stooped and scooped some water into empty buckets, at a distance not too far away from where some men were having their baths – in the riverine community of Angiama,

Igbo leaders a disgrace

I was told that every Igboman who heard Ojukwu’s speech after the Biafran war was filled with a renewed sense of pride and hope. A hope that one day the Igbo nation will rise and become a force of reckoning not just in Nigeria but in the entire black world.

Nigerian Girls love Saturday Punch

Sweet Aunty Temilolu, My heart is filled with great joy at the Godly advice you always give us on Saturdays. I also want to encourage girls to stand their grounds like I did when faced with these uncles because I experienced a handful of them and God has kept and

8 things to do on the day of your performance

I wrote this article to provide a step by step plan of what you need to do as a singer on the day of a performance. We have discussed in previous articles what you should do as a singer in the months and weeks leading up to your big day,

I’ve been a victim of sexual harassment –Adufe

Budding actress, Mary Adufe, popularly known as Sisi Ferrari, shares some challenges she has faced in the movie industry with Saturday Beats Why did you choose to become an actress?